Feb 9, 2013
Hope youre having a good day. I am taking Lamivudine Zidovudine and Lopinavir Ritonovir as my regimen. The reason is I am allergic to both Nevirapine and Efavirenz. Today I am 5 hours late to take my morning dose because my alarm clock did not wake me up. I cant remember the last time I was late taking my regimen.Will that expose me to possible resistance?
Also, although Im not looking forward to changing meds. Philippine Government subsidize out meds.But we only have 3 options to pair with lami/zido. either Nevirapine, Efav, lopinavir/ritonovir. Since I am mot resistant to Nevirapine and Efav (only allergic to it), In the event that I developed resistance to Lopinavir/Ritonovir, is it possible for me to take 1st line meds again which will be cheaper. Because by then, I have to pay for my own meds.
Hoping for your response
Response from Dr. Young
Hi there and thanks for posting from the Philippines!
Being late on a single dose of medications will certainly not make your virus resistant.
So, don't worry at all over this- but do use the occasion to see if there's anything you might do to improve and strengthen your adherence to your medications and clinic appointments.
Be well, BY
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